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  • In the Country of Countryby Nicholas Dawidoff

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Rudeness and Civilityby John F. Kasson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1991; US$ 26.99

    With keen insight and subtle humor, John F. Kasson explores the history and politics of etiquette from America's colonial times through the nineteenth century. He describes the transformation of our notion of "gentility," once considered a birthright to some, and the development of etiquette as a middle-class response to the new urban and industrial... more...

  • My Health, My Faith, My Cultureby Sue Timmins

    M&K Update Ltd 2012; US$ 9.58

    Every patient, whatever their cultural background and religious affiliation, is entitled to receive healthcare that is sensitive, appropriate and person- centred. In the UK today, there are people from many different minority groups. There are also members of the host population who follow religions other than Christianity, either from birth or personal... more...

  • Vedic Astrologyby Ronnie Gale Dreyer

    Red Wheel Weiser 1997; US$ 24.95

    "A major bridge between the astrological heritage of India and the cultural needs of the West. [Dreyer's] work enables any thoughtful reader with a basic knowledge of Western astrology to encounter the Indian tradition, the power of its methods, and the richness of its thought... perhaps the best text of its kind in print." -Rob Hand ]]> more...

  • My Mother's Wedding Dressby Justine Picardie

    Pan Macmillan 2013; US$ 8.40

    In this absolutely unique treasure trove of fashion, family memoir and literature, Justine Picardie tells a sequence of stories that reveal the fabric of the past, and how a family has fashioned itself through the clothes that they have worn: from her mother?s black wedding dress to her first party frock, a translucent winged fairy outfit that provided... more...

  • Gucci Mamas, Armani Angelsby Cate Kendall

    Penguin Random House Australia 2013; US$ 10.49

    Desperate Housewives meets Sex and the City ! Give yourself a treat with two hilariously satirical novels from Australian chick-lit author Cate Kendall. GUCCI MAMAS Once a down-to-earth girl, Mim Woolcott wakes up one day and realises she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round... more...

  • Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World Historyby James Anderson

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 68.00

    From ancient to modern times, trade has played an integral role in connecting disparate cultures and places on the earth?indeed, the existence of commercial trade across human civilization means that "globalization" is hardly a recent phenomenon or trend. Daily Life through Trade: Buying and Selling in World History documents how the importance... more...

  • The Gift of Thanksby Margaret Visser

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.99

    An inquiry into what we mean when we say "thank you." Visser examines all aspects of gratitude ranging from cultural histories to modern customs including mythology, folklore and fiction. more...

  • Playing Deadby Montana Miller

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a ?victim? of drunk driving in a program called ?Every 15 Minutes,? Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist?s lens. Playing Dead examines why hundreds of American schools and communities each year organize these mock tragedies without any national sponsorship or coordination.... more...

  • Women's Roles in Asiaby Kathleen Nadeau; Sangita Rayamajhi

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    All around the world, women's important role in history has only recently been acknowledged. Asia is no exception. Despite a long record of achievements, women's experiences in South, Southeast, and East Asia go largely untold. This compelling book looks at women's lives in contemporary Asia, and reviews the cultural similarities?and differences?in... more...